Silicone bakeware is naturally nonstick, making it easy and versatile in the kitchen. They are made of inert material, so storing is a breeze since they can be collapsed down to save space. A silicone cookware is only as good as its cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than having custom ice cubes taste like last week’s pesto bombs. They can leave behind a somewhat plastic-like taste and smell when they’re brand new. Here’s how to get any lingering smells out.
What You’ll Need:
- An oven
- A sponge and dish soap
- A baking sheet
- Oven mitts
- Preheat your oven: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash your silicone bakeware: Give your bakeware a quick wash (with a sponge and warm, soapy water) to ensure there isn’t any lingering oil or bits of food left on your bakeware.
- “Bake” your bakeware: Put the pieces on a baking sheet (this will make things easier to get in and out of the oven) and bake your bakeware for one hour.
- Try the sniff test and let the pieces cool: Pull the baking sheet out of the oven and perform a careful sniff test. If you’re getting even the faintest whiff, return the sheet to the oven in increments of 20 minutes. Once they’re stink-free, let the pieces cool before you put them away.
NOTE: Make sure your cookware is 100% silicone. Rubber could melt and fillers in your silicone could also pose a melting problem.
Source: the Kitchn